substitution therapy to balance the brain and also enhances to offset the individual neurotransmitters of the brain. In assisting the abusers back to a stage of recovery they are placedin rehabilitation centers; detox outpatient and transitional living.According to the International Narcotics Control Board, it is estimated that the United States was the world’s largest consumer of oxycodone per capita in the years of 2006, 2007, and 2008. While a lack of studies have made it difficult to calculate the number of men and women
3who are dependent on oxycodone, it is understood that an Oxycodone addiction is one of the more challenging forms of dependency to overcome. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, about 11 million people in the US will consume at minimum of one dose ofthe drug in a non-medical way. This statistic may suggest that several individuals may use a dosage of Oxycodone that is not otherwise prescribed to them. In the United States, approximately 100,000 men and women are admitted to hospitals for the misuse of painkillers, such as oxycodone. Oxycodone abuse occurs in individuals with ranging ages, though a growing trend is occurring among lower to lower – middle classes. This may be due to greater accessibility of the drug and more opportunities to abuse itAre doctors to blame for prescription drug abuse? Conscientious and well trained physicians have contributed to the crisis of opioid-pain medication addiction. Prescription
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